Psalm 133 – Blessed Unity of the People of God

Published May 24, 2024 by Rev. Pete Van't Hoff in Devotions

In the uninspired title of the NKJV’s translation of Psalm 133, the two greatest commandments of God are hidden. These commandments, as Jesus has taught them to us are to love the Lord your God with your whole heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself. This means that claiming love for God means seeking unity amongst His people. This means an intimate link between the first great commandment of God and the second. This means that you cannot have a relationship with God, without His people. This means communion and unity with God, as one of His people with all of His people. King David sings, and Jesus fulfills.

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!

It is like the precious oil upon the head,
Running down on the beard,
The beard of Aaron,
Running down on the edge of his garments.
It is like the dew of Hermon,
Descending upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the Lord commanded the blessing—
Life forevermore.

Let us pray.

Dear Lord and heavenly Father,

Blessed be Your holy name. As You have willed a union and communion with the human race; a grace-filled one specifically with all those called to You through Jesus, may such union and communion be sought amongst Your people by Your people. The one life and death of Jesus Christ has bonded us to Him and to one another. May the Holy Spirit complete His work in US. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

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